I can not speak for the LSi towers - all I can tell you is, that the Boston's
are powerful and smooth - and are very detailed, with good definition and
depth. I would not let cherry end caps, get in the way of sound.
Why they did not really take off, is a good question - the ecomony and the
living budgets, play a big part. Also, some companies put more funds into
marketing than others.
Who and Where - is the Way, the Truth and the Life?
Speakers > MB Quart VS05, Boston VS260, Snell K7
Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
Receiver > Tascam PAR-200, Pioneer VSX-30